Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Whether roaming wild or enclosed in floating feedlots on the ocean, Atlantic salmon are cold-water fishes. But as the climate crisis warms the world’s oceans and waterways, cold water is becoming harder to find, which means these long-endangered fish are facing perhaps their biggest challenge yet. Atlantic salmon are anadromous, moving between freshwater and saltwater […]

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Tasmanian salmon industry used more than 2,400 anti-seal explosives in three months

Tasmanian salmon industry used more than 2,400 anti-seal explosives in three months

The Tasmanian salmon industry used more than 2,400 underwater explosives against seals in the last quarter, with Huon Aquaculture reporting the death of two seals on its leases. Department of Natural Resources and Environment data disclosed under Right to Information laws show Huon Aquaculture used 1,887 explosives in the three months to the end of […]

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Huon Aquaculture accounts for 75% of seal deaths at Tasmanian salmon farms in past year

Huon Aquaculture accounts for 75% of seal deaths at Tasmanian salmon farms in past year

Huon Aquaculture accounted for the deaths of at least three-quarters of seals killed at Tasmanian salmon farms since the start of last year, with new data showing the company released more than 8,000 underwater explosives aimed at scaring the seals. Government data released in response to a right-to-information request revealed Huon Aquaculture, now owned by […]

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POLL: Should fish farming be forced to use closed pens to protect wild fish?

POLL: Should fish farming be forced to use closed pens to protect wild fish?

A five-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland’s wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the country. Next month, a parliamentary bill is expected to extend farm licenses from 10 to 16 years, while omitting critics from oversight panels and handing primary monitoring powers to industry. […]

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